Public Art on Campus Collection
After decades situated in downtown Rochester, RIT moved to its current location in Henrietta in 1968. Noting the importance of the visual arts to the mission of the Institute, one percent of all construction costs were set aside for the purchase of fine art. A committee made up of Arthur L. Stern, member of the Board of Trustees, his wife Molly, and Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb, founder of the School for American Crafts, selected an impressive group of works for the new campus. The collection of public art that graces the campus has grown as additional works have been donated and purchased.